What are employee rights?
All UK employees are entitled to the following employee rights: national minimum wage; holiday pay; workplace pension; statutory sick pay; statutory redundancy pay; protection against unfair dismissal; shared parental leave and pay; and statutory maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay....
Employment Contract Help Guide
Both employers and employees can have full confidence in the employment contract, which clearly sets forth all the important terms and conditions of employment. The employment contract can be tailored for permanent, fixed-term and contractual employment, as well as full-time or part-time employees. Parties to the Agreement When identifying the parti...
Should the donor tell his or her close family that an attorney has been appointed and a power of attorney has been submitted?
It is a good idea to do this because a power of attorney is a legal document which means the family will have to accept the attorney and they will know where they stand in relation to caring for the donor’s assets and his or herself if it comes to that....
What happens if I have appointed my spouse or civil partner as my attorney but at a later date our relationship is dissolved or annulled?
In this case, your LPA will usually come to an end, but not if you have already appointed a replacement attorney; or if you have appointed more than one attorney to act jointly or independently; or you placed a condition in your power of attorney that permits your spouse or civil partner to still act even when the relationship finishes....
What are good qualities to look for when choosing an attorney for the LPA for property and financial affairs?
An attorney needs to be somebody the donor has complete trust in to make suitable financial decisions. Sufficient skills in managing finances are an advantage. The attorney also needs enough spare time to do the attorney job well....
If the donor creates an LPA for property and financial affairs and another for personal welfare, can the same attorney be appointed to fulfill both roles?
Yes, this can take place, or a different attorney can be appointed for each LPA....
What is the role of a replacement attorney?
A replacement attorney is someone that the donor is permitted to appoint in an LPA, just in case the chosen primary attorney is unable or not willing to act on behalf of the donor. The donor does not have to appoint a replacement attorney, but if this has been done, it is important for the donor to indicate the circumstances when the replacement att...
Who is an excluded occupier?
A tenant could be referred to as an ‘excluded occupier’ if he or she resides with the landlord and shares any common spaces such as the kitchen or bathroom. In this situation, the landlord is not required to deliver a written notice to vacate, but should at least give what is called ‘reasonable notice'. This can be verbal if that is what the landlor...
Is it possible to evict a tenant from a rental property?
A landlord can evict a tenant, but there has to be a good reason to do so; for example, if the landlord wishes to take back the property for personal use, which is called ‘no fault’, or if the tenants are causing problems for the landlord, such as non-payment of rent, called ‘at fault’. In both situations the landlord cannot demand the tenant(s) lea...
What is the procedure for a no-fault eviction in Wales?
The procedure is not quite the same as in England. The landlord needs to follow the procedure as outlined below. The landlord may evict the tenant(s) by using a Section 21 notice either: once a fixed-term tenancy has finished if there is a written contract present; or during a current tenancy which does not specify an end date, which is commonly ref...